Unknown number of gunmen, have reportedly killed 5 farmers, in Modakeke area of Osun state, on their way to the farm.
The incident, which happened early hours of Friday, August 20, has generated a lot of outcry and tension in the community.
The corpses of the 5 farmers, ambushed, and assassinated by the yet to be identified gunmen, were found around the Toro Village farm settlements, Modakeke, in Osun state.
Mr. Femi Eluyinka, the Toro community leader, who confirmed the sad occurrence, said, people from the community and some police officials, have evacuated the corpses of the victims.
He said, “Police operatives have arrived. Tension is on the rise. The five of them were indigenes of Modakeke, and they were killed this morning, along Toro road. They were heading to their farm.”
The Osun state Police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, when contacted, said, “We heard some people were killed, and the Commissioner of Police has deployed more policemen to the area.”